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Deal Me In Mini eBook - Chapter 7: Annie Duke: Twenty of the World'sTop Poker Players Share the Heartbreaking and [Kindle Edition]

Marvin Karlins , Stephen John
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Book Description

Annie Duke is one of poker's enduring superstars. A mixed-game standout in the world's highest cash games, Annie is also an author, poker instructor, and frequent guest on radio and television shows worldwide.In 2004, she won her first WSOP bracelet in the $2,000 Omaha eight-or-better event. Later that year, she added a first-place finish in the Tournament of Champions, winning the $2 million event, beating Phil Hellmuth heads up. She recently released her autobiography, Annie Duke: How I Raised, Folded, Bluffed, Flirted, Cursed and Won Millions at the World Series of Poker.

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About the Author

Stephen John has been published in ESPN, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, Kentucky Sports Report and The Sporting News. A poker enthusiast, Stephen has also served as a ghostwriter for several professional athletes. Marvin Karlins has authored 28 books and 150+ articles. A poker player himself, he co-authored I'm All In and Phil Hellmuth's Read 'em and Reap.

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  • File Size: 539 KB
  • Print Length: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Phil's House Publishing, Inc.; 1 edition (July 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003VIWI44
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deal Me In July 17, 2009
Just got this book in the mail and it's pretty awesome. really personal stories about how these players turned pro. ivey in atlantic city as an underage player is killer, scotty nguyen's story as learning the game as a dealer/vietnam immigrant, negreanu in toronto card clubs instead of high school classes. chad brown's chapter is kinda boring. hellmuth has had a fascinating path. the older players (meaning 35 or older) have more interesting stories than the younger guys (dwan and eastgate, who didn't have to go find games at taverns/etc., just played on their laptops). devilfish's chapter is hilarious.

apparently cardplayer magazine provided all the photos which are really great, tons of 'em, layout is well done.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read August 31, 2009
You are not going to learn anything related to play. BUT: You do learn about the persistence these players had to have and demonstrated to make it. And there are some funny laughs too.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read! August 1, 2009
By Kate
I bought this book as a gift for my friend, but before I gave it to him I picked it up and started reading it myself. Before I knew it, I had read 30 pages and couldn't put it down! It was well written and fascinating. It's a great book of wonderful stories for pros and beginners alike. I love it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars rip off April 21, 2012
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should have known better, he bluffed me out of my three dollars. It had nothing to with poker. This should have been free, it has no content.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Colorful and well made January 6, 2010
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A lot of poker books these days are printed on thin, low-quality paper. There's nothing wrong with that, since with many of them you get a lot of good textual content for a low price. This book is different. The paper is high-quality, the printing is in color, and there are many photographs throughout. There is plenty of text, though the details on each player are certainly short of in-depth biographies. However, it seems like a real bargain: beautifully done details on twenty of the greatest players of our time, in a fairly fancy book, for less than twenty bucks. How far wrong can you go?

The personalities range from 76-year-old Doyle Brunson to under-25ers like Tom "Durrr" Dwan and Peter Eastgate, recent world champ. Also included are Johnny Chan, Daniel Negreanu, Annie Duke (take that, Joan Rivers!), Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Jennifer Harman, and many more. Too bad they didn't interview David "Chip" Reese before his untimely passing.

I hope they make a second volume! Here are a few suggestions of whom to include, if they do: Gus Hansen, Joe Hachem, Huck Seed, Barry Greenstein, Erick Lindgren, Dan Harrington, Patrik Antonius, Ted Forrest, John Juanda, Gavin Smith, Mike Matasow (though he has his own new autobiograhy out), Men "The Master" Nguyen, Antonio Esfandiari, Tom McEvoy, T.J. Cloutier, and Freddy Deeb.

Anyway, this (Volume 1?) has to be the best collection of poker pros' personal stories ever collected into an affordable, colorful book. It's hard to imagine being a fan of the game and not owning this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Look closely you are only buying one chapter May 10, 2013
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If you think you are getting a full book beware it is only one chapter. The chapter is fine but you can find out most of the information in the chapter online for free.
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If you are expecting to find a book full of winning
tips, you will not be happy with this book.
It tells the stories of 20 of the Top Poker Players, the
how and why's, they chose this profession.
It was written in 2010, and many of them have continued
to have more wins, since that time.
But their mindsets, and styles have not changed.
One common thread is that they are, all Alpha personalities,
and ice water runs through their veins.
You will find out about their fitness tips, and which ones have
issues with that Poker Table killer.......A Temper.
All these players tell about their Foundations, and the Charities,
that they support.
If you enjoy watching these players, or play poker yourself, you
will enjoy this insightful book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just So-So March 25, 2013
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I'm a big fan of professional poker, but even when this was written it was obsolete in terms of the world's "top poker players." Many of the bios--such as Doyle's, Johnnie Chan's, Daniel Negreanu's-are well known already to any of us who watch poker on TV. Out of the 20 tales, only Tom Dwan's and Eastgate's biographies struck me as being new; although, honestly, much of Helmuth's story I did not know previously. I enjoyed Phil Ivy's entry and developed new respect for Jennifer Harman based on what I read. Chau Giang's history was pretty fascinating. Overall, this book is just okay. I recommend buying it here used on the cheap (as I did) but it's no "poker classic."
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend it.
Good book.
Published 26 days ago by David25
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed reading the stories of these guys
Very interesting read, I enjoyed reading the stories of these guys. Starting a poker career isn't easy, but it's still inspiring.
Published 1 month ago by john lee roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!
I loved this book. 20 very interesting biographies, for a poker player like me, aspiring to be professional.
Published 4 months ago by Raphaelclayette
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Very interesting and informative. I've always enjoyed watching Daniel play. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in poker.
Published 12 months ago by Bob Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I have seen Annie play on TV and always wondered how she got her start, this book answers all my questions. Good read, short story and to the point.
Published 12 months ago by Bob Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Enjoyed this book very much and learned some things I did not know. Will see about getting Karlins book on more professional gamblers.
Published 15 months ago by Eloise Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars review
This book is exactly what I expected. A pretty fun read, I recommend for people interested in poker or making it big by gambling.
Published 16 months ago by daniel
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting to see how different people followed a similar dream
OK book for someone thinking about turning pro in poker. What it really lacks is more realistic and non-generic advice. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Lucas Wagner
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, just like another Deal Me In Mini eBook
I found this a nice read, mainly because Daniel is among my favorite poker players. Now his ability to make good reads on the tells of people makes sense.
Published on April 17, 2013 by Marlo Antonino Sauler
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
It's interesting in the sense that you get a feel of how Phil actually came about to being one of the best at poker.
Published on April 17, 2013 by Marlo Antonino Sauler
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More About the Author

Out with a Bang is the second book I've written under my own name. My first publication, entitled Deal Me In, is a work of non-fiction. Poker legend Phil Hellmuth gave me a wonderful opportunity to interview twenty of the top poker players in the world and tell their stories.

Spending time with sports celebrities such as Phil Hellmuth, Chris Ferguson, Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan inspired me to continue writing.

Prior to Out with a Bang, I'd also served as a sports journalist for over 12 years, writing articles for websites, magazines and blogs. I've interviewed some of the biggest names in basketball, like Lebron James, Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo, and John Wall.

I had been working on two separate works of fiction when I discovered Kindle Worlds. The prospect of writing a novel based on the vision and imagination of another writer's character is challenging, but has precedent. I knew it could be done well. Robert Knott wrote and released Ironhorse, continuing the late Robert B. Parker's old west saga of two former U.S. Marshals, Everett Hitch and Virgil Cole. Stephen Baxter wrote a great novel, The Time Ships, one hundred years after The Time Machine.

For this to work for me, I knew I needed to understand the protagonist, John Rain, at a deeper level. To prepare, I read other Barry Eisler novels and his website. I watched interviews he'd given about his books and storylines. I also read book reviews, including those from his most ardent fans as well as his critics. Though all of it was helpful, one bit of research stood out above the rest.

I purchased the audio version of The Detachment on compact disc. Mr. Eisler read the audio book himself. As I read his other novels, I tended to form my own interpretation of the characters, as most readers might. Listening to Mr. Eisler read as John Rain, however, allowed me insights into the author's vision of his central characters, much more so than the printed word would allow. He gave each of his characters a unique voice in his reading. It allowed me to better understand his personal interpretation of John Rain's complex character.

I enjoyed writing this novel a great deal. I hope it finds an audience.

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